Separate Guest House on owner's property near to Mt. Tam Hiking Trail
We have lived on Middle Ridge for over 30 years. The cottage was our home while we were building our main house on the same lot. Now the cottage is a rental. We have met so many wonderful people who have stayed there over the years. Everyone who has lived there has enjoyed the brilliant space.
Marianne purchased this Cottage in 1978
Why Marianne chose Mill Valley
Our Mt. Tam perch has the best weather and some of the best views in town. You can walk out the door and be on a mountain trail in minutes or drive a few miles and be in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our two level cottage is built on the Middle Ridge of Mt. Tam facing east. It has decks off of French doors on each level with dog gates to keep pets in or out. The downstairs bedroom is perfect place to tuck in for a dreamy night’s sleep – the morning light, birdsong and breezes will awaken you, unless you close the curtains. Walk up the spiral staircase to a great room flooded with natural light. This open area has a writing desk, kitchenette, napping loft, dinette and living room. In the adjacent room there is a library and a TV. Stay in, relax and enjoy the sweeping views or step out to experience any of the many adventures the Bay Area has to offer. Come and enjoy!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Had a great time
Cottage out in the hills with hiking nearby was exactly what we wanted and were expecting from the posting, and it was exactly as advertised. It was perfect for me and my boyfriend. Clean, well built cottage with a comfortable bed and gorgeous views. Owners live on the property in a separate house and are helpful and available if needed, and leave you to do your thing. We truly enjoyed our weekend here and recommend it to anyone!
Wonderful location - Perfect Getaway
We stayed at this property a week for our honeymoon and it did not disappoint. This property is quiet, quaint and everything you could ask for in a vacation rental. The location is perfect for an active person(s) who want to be near the big city but not stay there. Its a hikers paradise...so many trails you can't count them all which include Muir Woods and Coastal. Mill Valley is a perfect safe little community, very walk-able and wonderful food everywhere. We absolutely loved it. Marianne is the best host and works hard to make sure that your stay is comfortable and everything you hoped for.
A hidden gem in Mill Valley
We were looking for something more than just another hotel room and that's exactly what we found in this treetop oasis. The morning views were phenomenal from either of the two decks. Nature was at its finest during the peaceful mornings and serene evenings that envelope this rustic property. Staying here was such a great decision on our part and the owner was very accommodating, thoughtful and informative about the local scene and the hiking trails. The kitchen, the bathrooms and the living areas were all very cozy. This property is a real hidden gem and is within driving distance from countless hiking trails and the San Francisco Bay area. We did a 4 mile hike in the nearby Muir Woods and this property was a short drive away. We stayed 3 wonderful nights and we'd definitely stay here again on our next trip to Mill Valley.
Peaceful quiet paradise
The house, property and host exceeded my expectations! We wanted a quiet, green filled environment and got both. We loved the views from both deck patios and spent time enjoying them with morning coffee listening to birds and evening dinner & wine. Great hiking nearby, and right from the house. Our host was very thoughtful and the house had everything we could have wanted. Kitchen was well stocked, the layout was fantastic -upstairs an office area with big window looking into the forest, kitchen & table with sofa with Mountain View, another room with tv and a great place to read by the big window, downstairs master suite with comfy bed, big closet, & bath. A great, calm place to unwind, I look forward to returning there often!
My wife were looking for a place to stay in the San Francisco area... We came across this property and decided to book it due to the photos, price and reviews... Well I have to say, the photos don’t even compare to what this home looks like in the flesh... this place is AMAZING . The owner went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed as well... out of our whole trip experience, this place was at the top of the list and we plan to return in the future for sure.
Gorgeous, Relaxing, Homey, A Step Back in Time!
We had the most relaxing few days at this peaceful cottage above Mill Valley. The view is incredible and I felt like I was just connecting with my happy hippy self for a few days. It's a great opportunity to look out on nature, take a nap up in the loft, cook a dinner and eat on the porch, or just read a book while listening to the birds. I can't wait to go back!!